Ancho is like the traditional mildly-hot chile rellenos pepper ” somewhat heart shaped, about 4" long and tapered. This pepper becomes a dark red color at maturity. Approx. 60 days green, 88 days red.
Approximately 4,000 sds.oz.
Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: warm season
Days to maturity: 62-85 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 70-85ºF.
Cultural information: Sow seeds 8 weeks prior to transplanting outdoors.
Seed count: 4,000 seeds/oz. or 64,000 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: ¼ oz./100 ft. rows, 2 lb./acre.
Diseases and pests: Blossom end rot, TM V.
Harvesting: pick the first peppers as they mature to encourage fruit set.
Transplants: Use sterilized planting soil.